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Gingery Wants To Expand CHINS

January 17, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery has filed a bill to increase the eligibility age for the Child in Need of Supervision program.  Under the proposed legislation for the session beginning next month, Gingery wants the age increased from the current 16, to 17 years old.  Gingery explains the bill comes out of … Continue Reading

Funds Awarded For Natural Gas Fueling Station in Jackson

January 16, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A state grant was awarded to the town of Jackson this morning to build a natural gas fueling station at a local service station in time for summer tourist season.  Mayor Mark Barron and members of the Energy Conservation Works committee met with the State Lands and Investments Board Thursday and made their case for more than … Continue Reading

Legislation Seeks To Restore Courthouse To Teton County

January 16, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi Wednesday introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to transfer ownership of the Clifford P. Hansen U.S. Courthouse back to Teton County.   The Teton County Commissioners had conveyed a parcel of land without any payment to the federal government in 1986 as part of … Continue Reading

Enzi Seeks To Restore PILT Payments

January 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Senator Mike Enzi is fighting for federal funds due to the state’s counties in lieu of taxes.  The annual payment, called PILT, is critical funding to nearly 1,900 counties in 49 states and three U.S. territories to help offset … Continue Reading

Gingery Seeks Credit Fraud Legislation

January 16, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Representative Keith Gingery and Representative Albert Sommers of Pinedale, have introduced a bill for the upcoming Wyoming Legislative Session regarding Credit Card Fraud.  Gingery explains that the difficulty with the current law is … Continue Reading

Public Work Groups Being Formed For YNP Winter Management

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is seeking people to participate in five working groups to help forge winter use management policies for the park.  Each of the working groups is to focus on specific winter use topics including soundscape and air quality, wildlife, the noncommercially-guided snowmobile access program, winter operations and technology, and overall visitor experience.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Not Yet Needed

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

The number of elk on the National Elk Refuge is increasing, but the more numerous ungulates still will have to forage for their own meals for a while.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says ample forage remains at wet meadow index sites north of Miller Butte, and … Continue Reading

Planning Begins For Moose-Wilson Corridor

January 16, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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“A lot of high, positive energy flowing” is how Grand Teton National Park officials are terming the first public meeting regarding management plans for the Moose-Wilson corridor Tuesday night in Jackson.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says around 200 people attended the event in Jackson and shared their ideas and concerns with park planners.  She says there were a lot of … Continue Reading

Counties Join Forces To Seek Sustainable Housing

January 16, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Three Idaho Counties and Teton County, Wyoming have joined forces to assess regional housing needs in order to provide a basis for developing regional objectives and strategies.  Working together in an organization called Western Greater Yellowstone Consortium, … Continue Reading

Snowmaking Repaired At Snow King

January 15, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It may not be permanent, but it should make it through the season.  The snowmaking system for the Cougar area of Snow King Mountain above Jackson underwent a temporary repair last week and Mountain Manager Adam Shankland says it survived a rigorous test.  Shankland says … Continue Reading

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  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]

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